Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader

Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader

by Cristina Abbona-Sneider
     
 

Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader brings together short stories, poems, interviews, excerpts from movie scripts and novels, and other works by 33 renowned authors. The readings cover familiar themes—youth, family, immigration, politics, women’s voices, identity—from the fresh perspective of a new generation of Italian

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Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader brings together short stories, poems, interviews, excerpts from movie scripts and novels, and other works by 33 renowned authors. The readings cover familiar themes—youth, family, immigration, politics, women’s voices, identity—from the fresh perspective of a new generation of Italian writers. By presenting a rich array of materials and many points of view, Trame highlights the cultural complexity of contemporary Italy.

Each text is accompanied by a diverse selection of activities and exercises that help students read authentic texts and build their language skills.  These include:

·      pre-reading activities that introduce important themes;

·      vocabulary lists with definitions in Italian;

·      writing exercises;

·      post-reading activities in discussion and analysis.

With its range of readings and exercises, Trame is designed to be easily adaptable to instructors’ different needs and class levels. It is ideally suited to high-intermediate and advanced Italian language and culture courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300124958
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
740,300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Ch. 1 Niccolo Ammaniti, Io non ho paura 1

Ch. 2 Silvia Ballestra, Le seguo da lontano 10

Ch. 3 Alessandro Baricco, Next 15

Ch. 4 Stefano Benni, Il bar di una stazione qualunque 22

Ch. 5 Pino Cacucci, Palle di carta 32

Ch. 6 Andrea Camilleri, La scomparsa della vedova inconsolabile 40

Ch. 7 Gianrico Carofiglio, Testimone inconsapevole 49

Ch. 8 Patrizia Cavalli, Aria pubblica 57

Ch. 9 Carmen Consoli, In viaggio verso Atlantide 64

Ch. 10 Paolo Crepet, I figli non crescono piu 72

Ch. 11 Andrea De Carlo, Giro di vento 80

Ch. 12 Erri De Luca, Naufragi e Valore 87

Ch. 13 Umberto Eco, Il crocifisso, gli usi e i costumi 93

Ch. 14 Marco Tullio Giordana, La meglio gioventu 102

Ch. 15 Francesco Guccini, Si, viaggiare 112

Ch. 16 Pap Khouma, Sposatemi, sono una principessa 119

Ch. 17 Elena Loewenthal, Lo strappo nell'anima 127

Ch. 18 Carlo Lucarelli, C'e un insetto sul vetro 133

Ch. 19 Melania G. Mazzucco, Vita 139

Ch. 20 Massimiliano Melilli, Noi visti da 146

Ch. 21 Alda Merini, O carme, gentile indovino e Manuela cara 154

Ch. 22 Aldo Nove, Storia di Roberta e Storia di Luigi 161

Ch. 23 Francesco Piccolo, Seconda solo a Versailles 169

Ch. 24 Roberto Piumini, La nuova Commedia di Dante 178

Ch. 25 Emilio Rentocchini, La vie en rose e Come l'ha dett quelchdyn, studiand Chopin 185

Ch. 26 Roberto Saviano, Gomorra 192

Ch. 27 Beppe Severgnini, Lo stadio, appunti di gastroenterologia sociale 200

Ch. 28 Susanna Tamaro, Ascolta la mia voce 208

Ch. 29 Patrizia Valduga, Per amore di Dio, amore caro e Dove sono le pere moscatelle? 215

Ch. 30 Sebastiano Vassalli, Il signor B. 221

Ch. 31 Simona Vinci, In viaggio con le scarpe rosse 229

Ch.32 Paolo Virzi, Caterina va in citta 239

Ch. 33 Laila Wadia, Amiche per la pelle 248

Glossario minimo metrico e formale 257

Text Credits 259

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